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to focus on the successor. >> pope benedict will leave the vatican on a helicopter for his retreat and he will wave from the patio, close the door and, well, that is it, in his own words, remain hidden for life. we her the word shepherd described when we talked about what to look for and that is a personality trait. what about politics or position? how does that play into the position? >> the one aspect that a lot of the cardinals are looking at is someone who can be an administrator, the visions, intern division, could divide the clutch and the cardinals will look for someone better at dealing with vatican city and look whether to choose a pope from africa or south america where the church is growing or to choose a pope from america or in europe, and to try and get the faithful in the west to try and increase because the number of catholics in europe and the united states has been decreasing recently. >> thank you, nick. today, the farewell. you will want to stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the goodbye to pope benedict and we will have a special report live from vat
in washington. >> history is unfolding right now and the vatican city. pope benedict the sixth thing is in his final hours of his tenure. we will have a live report coming up in the next half hour. >> our top story, a city is still in mourning. police officers and santabe back on the job this morning one day after taking time off to mourn the loss of two fellow officers. the officers were shot and killed while investigating a convicted sex offender on tuesday. kron 4 will tran is live at the santa cruz police department. >> i will show you the lobby and a sign was just posted this stated that the public cannot go inside due to the lobby being closed. they are waiting for these officers to come to work. they have never had a police officer killed in a line of duty. as far as the memorial, it continues to grow. people have stopped by eager to read the signs, the messages, or to drop off flowers. both of officers leave behind children. there are a lot of condolences that are going on. there are a lot of words that are being said and it is very emotional. >> we're having a little bit a problem
the vatican. he will be the first pontiff to do this in 600 years emphasizing that caring out the duties of pope require strength in body, strength of mind, and he can no longer do it. amy has local reaction to the news and she will have more in the next hour. we will have new developments in the breaking news story and on our website at abc7news.com. >> more than 4,000 passengers and crew are stranded on a carnival cruise ship in the middle of the gulf of mexico. a fire in the engine room caused a power outage sending the ship adrift. this is the shift before the port in texas on thursday. a backup generator is providing limited electricity and a tugboat steams to the ship and it will be towed to the nearest port in mexico. >> report commissioned by joe petrino's family contradicts families of the investigation by penn state into the sex abuse scandal regarding sandusky. the family's review says paterno did not attempt to hide investigation contrary to former f.b.i. director's report for the school which said there was more concern about protecting the football program than protecting c
for that company. >>> tens of thousands of people are at the vatican right now for pope benedict xvi's final hours as the head of the catholic church. this is a live look at the scene in vatican city. the 85-year-old delivered his last message to followers after serving nearly 8 years as pope. vinita nair has more on the sendoff and the process to replace him. >> reporter: pope benedict rode through st. peter's square in his trademark popemobile for the last time. he kissed babies and waved to tens of thousands of people who gathered to see him. the 85-year-old delivered his final message after serving nearly 8 years as pontiff. pope benedict told the crowd he will keep faithful in his prayers and has great trust in the future of the church. tomorrow he will become the first pope to abdicate in 600 years. this group of pilgrims took a bus from germany to rome. vatican officials say even in his retirement pope benedict will be known as emeritus pope son when a new pontiff is elected there will be two popes living just yards away from each other in vatican c
are just joining we have breaking news from vatican city. pope benedict xvi is stepping down! here is a live picture of st. peter's square in vatican city where visiters no doubt stunned by the news that came out. 85-year-old pontiff announced this in latin during a meeting of the cardinals this morning, citing health issues saying his strength, due to advanced age are for longer suited to an adequate exercise of the ministry. this is the first pope to resign in almost 600 years. wasp next is history in the making. we will continue to follow the story for you on abc7news.com and on twitter at abc news bay area. new this morning, cupertino-based apple is preparing to defend itself down under. the parliament if australia ordered executives to appear before a committee next month to face accusations of price gouging. apple products are generally more expensive in australia. a 16gigi byte ipad sells for $539 in australia dollars $40 more than the price tag that it sells for in the united states, executives are ordered to testify in microsoft and adobe to face similar accusations. "new
is uncharted territory for the vatican and the questions leaders will need to answer for catholics. >> okay, cate. a stranded cruise ship finally on the move from sleeping on deck to fighting for food. the filthy conditions passengers are now enduring. akes effect at the end of this month.. here's a live look at the vatican. k-p-i-x five's cate cauguiran is at st. mary's catherdral in san fran oday's >>> welcome back. pope benedict's historic resignation takes effect at the end of the month. this is vatican city. a lot of people are gathering outside st. peter's basilica. kpix 5's cate caugiran is at st. mary's cathedral in san francisco with more on today's mass. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it's benedict's last ash wednesday mass as pope. it's the beginning of the solemn lengthen season for catholics today. as parishioners here at st. mary's cathedral show up for mass, there are sill a lot of un-- still a lot of unanswered questions in the vatican. >> in this lenten season christ once again knocks at our door and invites us to open our minds a
from the vatican with more on today's historic event. good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon. it's interesting. in a way today is the first day of the week that we have been here that really feels somber and i think that's what the pope had intended. he said he wanted today to be quiet, of course, after his retirement today he intends to sort of remove himself from the world. he wants to pray, he wants to meditate first. but earlier today, he had the opportunity to meet with his college of cardinals and give them some important messages. >>> reporter: cardinals stood and clapped for pope benedict xvi as met with them at the vatican ahead of his historic resignation. the pontiff blessed them and promised to show unconditional reverence and obedience to the next pope. the 85-year-old called for the church to remain united and said he would continue to support cardinals in prayer. pope benedict gave an emotional farewell to 150,000 people in st. peter's square yesterday. >> it did mean a lot and to see the affectiontion of the people, the appr
is now just a few weeks away. vinita nair, cbs news, the vatican. >> so far there's no clear front-runner as pope benedict's successor. cbs news will have a special report this morning scheduled to begin at 7:55 our time right here on kpix 5. >> reporter: it is 4:32 now. santa cruz police plan to give us some more information this morning about the murder of two of their officers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is down in santa cruz where they're mourning their two fallen officers this morning. >> reporter: the memorial behind me at the santa cruz police department has been growing and growing since tuesday. really a stunning display of community support for these fallen officers. now, some santa cruz police officers may be going back to work today. the police chief told them to take their time with the grieving process. in the meantime, we're hearing more details about the shootings on tuesday. that is part of the gun battle this finally took down accused cop killer jeremy goulet a former marine described by his own father as a ticking time bomb.
for the vatican to find the successor by mid-march. reporting live in washington if abc7 news. >> thank you. stay with abc7 for continuing coverage of the resignation of pope benedict xvi. you can fine the latest information at abc7news.com and we will tweet immediate updates on twitter at abc7 news bay area. >> waking up, again, dry and clear this morning but we want to look at the whole week to see if there is needed rain in the forecast. mike? >> we need some rain. need some snow. do not have it in the forecast. sorry to start off that way this morning but it means an easy week of commuting weather-wise. here is a look at live doppler 7 hd, you can see everything is very quiet, with no radar runs and very dry air. temperatures from the mid-30's inland to the upper 30's to mid-40's around the bay right now. almost as cool as it was yesterday. temperatures will be in the mid-to-upper 50's at the coast and upper 50's to mid-60's away the pay and low-to-mid 60's with total sunshine inland. >> sue? >> a look at the east shore freeway as you move westbound out of richmond through the berkeley area t
in the shooting death of a riverside police officer that brings the death penalty. >> the vatican is admitting pope benedict had a pacemaker for years and he underwent secret surgery throw months ago to replace the battery. the vatican says pope benedict will not take part in choosing the successor. he appointed most of the cardinals would will choose the next pope with the largest bloc coming from europe. in the bay area many who gather for mass last night prayed for the pope. some students hope the next pontiff opens a dialogue on issues such as married priests and same-sex marriage. >> i believe in a lot of the traditions and stands we have in the church but we need to move forward. >> i don't know about women priests but more respect and authority and power for the women in the church, the laywomen and the nuns and sisters. >> the pope resigns february 28 and the vatican hopes to have a new pope by easter, a month later. >> the white house confirms that president obama will talk about north korea's latest nuclear test in the state of the union address. right new, the united states security
took home all the hardware at last night's grammys. >> and breaking news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi says he is resigning and is the first pontiff to do so in 600 years. we'll tell you why this comes as a surprise. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >> [ pope speaking latin ] >> stunning news from the vatican. pope benedict xvi is resigning. >> it's the first time a pope has resigned in nearly 600 years. >> his health. the last pope to freely resign was in the 13th century. ♪ [ music ]♪ >> stars and surprises on music's biggest night of the year. >> no bare breasts, no thongs, no see-through clothing but apparently, not everyone got the memo. >
of the vatican and a surprise, unusual development. the pope is stepping down. we will have more coming up. >> a string of burglaries and two san materimattel neighborhoods. we will have more. >> plus we will have the latest on the search for christopher dorner. >> we're talking temperatures nearing 70 thursday into friday. today upper 50s low 60s. it is really the extended forecast that is interesting. sunshine and dry weather to go around for the next several days. more on what to expect coming up in my next report. >> it is still a pretty, right in the bay area. no hot spots or delays. >> big move, just hours ago something that hasn't happened in almost 600 years, and a boat is resigning. pope benedictus 16 an ounce in vatican city that he plans to resign at the end of the month. >> i can tell you that he met with the cardinals in rome this morning. he announced them and latin first. we have the translation for you and i can tell you he said in part. after having repeatedly examine my conscience before god, i've come before certain see that my strength due to an advanced age are no long
deteriorated that the extent deteriorated." the vatican will hold a conclave and meet to elect a new pope by mid-march. we'll learn more about the process of choosing a new pope coming up. >> cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> it was the biggest night of the year for the music industry. the grammys in los angeles. teresa garcia reports. >> reporter: the grammys lived up to its reputation for being unpredictable when mumford & sons took home the album of the year. >> we figured we weren't going to win anything because the black keys have been sweeping up all day and deservedly so. >> reporter: they took home 4 golden gramophones including producer of the year and three in the rock categories. fun made a slash this year, as well. the trio won two grammys including best new artist and song of the year. >> and the grammy goes to, we are young. >> she said we and we were like -- could this be us? do you remember the first words? >> we are -- still could have been -- >> reporter: gotye took home three grammys but it was hard to tell if he was more excited about th
-year-old will spend his days praying in a vatican city monastery. though he has cited age as the reason for his retirement, an italian newspaper suggests something more controversial: they say a network of gay priests at the vatican is being blackmaled by male prostitutes. >> a los angeles cardinal who will help elect the next pope is being questioned about pedophile priests during his time as the city's archbishop. church documents suggest cardinal roger mahony knew priests were sexually abusing children. but went out of his way to protect the priests from prosecution. mahony spent several hours in a deposition on saturday, answering questions about the sex abuse scandal. a petition effort is underway to keep mahony from being allowed to vote for the next pope. >> san francisco celebreated the year of the snake is a big way. as chinese new year celebrations took center stage in san francisco saturday night. this is video of the grand finale of the celebration. the colorful dragon wrapping up the parade. there and shows us the spectacle of the largest new year celebration outside of chi
pope benedict xvi. today's blessing comes as the vatican considers moving up the date to find his replacement. we're live in st. peter's square. >>> and the drama surrounding former senator chuck hagel, the president's choice for defense secretary. his nomination in limbo, were even though many suspect he will eventually be confirmed. why are they making this process so difficult? we'll talk to david gregory and get analysis 06 that. >>> plus, have you ever wondered what it's like to train as a g man? >> i have wondered 245. >> well, you're sitting next to the right guy. i was in quantico, virginia. they deal with a car stop, hand-to-hand combat. and what we learned about fighting crime and you were brushing up on your car knowledge. >> i was. i was doing a little bit of that. we hear women don't know what much about cars. we get a bad rap. one woman who knows a lot about cars wants to change that perception. i spent a day changing oil. as part of a unique class designed for women by a woman. its goal is to make both our cars and the repair shop a little less intimidating. >> i wo
moments ago, from the chinese new year. >> a new controversy is rocking the vatican in pope benedict's final days. the report. first published in the rome daily. la repubblica. details an investigation by three cardinals into a network of gay priests that were allegedly blackmailed by a group of male prostitutes. it also contains information on financial wrongdoing within the vatican. the paper then suggests that the pope was so shocked by these findings that he decided to resign. the vatican responded by saying that unverified and false news stories can cause serious damage. adding that the story is an attempt to use public opinion to influence the cardinal's decision in the upcoming election for the new pope. >> to date none of us have actually seen this secret report delivered by the three cardinals to benedict the 16th so it's impossible to say precisely what it contains. on the other hand the claim of this story that the cardinals looked in the possibility that there might be a network of gay clergy inside the vatican who are vulnerable to pressure. to me that passes the smell t
the vatican over night as the pope gets ready to step down. >>> relive from sunnyvale where yahoo will put a controversial policy in place. >>> i thank everyone in the movie, worked on the movie, did anything on this movie. >> hollywood wraps up its award season. ktvu channel 2 news continues. >>> we are ready. good morning it's monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. it's warm. it will warmer. >> by the e. of the week. the end of the week looks really warm. there is no rain in sight that is for sure. temperatures 30s and 40s. still cold inland for some. weak little system there just a few high clouds. maybe patchy low clouds. 50s to mid 60s. here is sal. >>> all right. we have an injury accident in san francisco at the corner of lake mersaid and sunset. we'll tell you about 80 westbound as you drive on the east shore freeway getting busy. bay bridge also getting busier as we get after 6:00. another update soon. now back to the desk. >>> thank you, sal. we begin with developing news this morning. a coast guard is searching for four family member
told them more than 12 hours ago. >>> big announcements from the vatican over night as the pep pro pairs to step down -- pope prepares to step down. >>> fire races through a vacant home. we'll tell you what investigators are saying this morning about the possible cause. >>> the big winners and big losers on oscar night. we'll have a live report from hollywood. all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day. new week. monday, february 25th i'm dave clark. >> good morning i'm pam cook. steve is here with the weather. i'm the first person to love the sun but we need rain. no rain in sight? >> march 5th. maybe. maybe. you'll like this week though, pam. if you like sunshine and warmer weather. we will have to wait for a couple of days. today higher clouds and patchy low clouds from a very, very weak system. highs 50s and 60s. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic is doing pretty well, steve, here on 880 north and southbound. no major problems driving through. also the morning commute looks good as you drive through on east and westbound 2
. >> welcome back at 5:13. the clock is counting down in vatican city, the pope benedict is in the final hours of his ruling meeting in a ceremony with the cardinals. for more on the pope's final farewell we go to use news from rome. nick? >> good morning, eric, this afternoon, pope benedict will ride off into the sunset. the resignations has transformed and shocked the catholic church but today he feel as profound serenity if his soul. this morning for the first time since the middle ages a pope is meeting the successor. no one knows which of the cardinals will emerge as the next but pope benedict is promising obedience. >> he sent a clear message to the cardinals who will choose. the college of cardinals should be like an orchestra and act in arm any d harmony and agreement. he appointed half them and he showed gratitude. he chose them because they helped keep the church on a traditional path and leaves the church beset by scandals and the new pope must be capable of confronting them. >> they look for a successor of st. peter, obviously, they want a saint, and that is the most important cred
ago as he prepares to leave the vatican. he met with the cardinals for the last time today as head of the catholic church and said he would pray for them in the coming days and weeks. the pope will leave the palace for the last time and fly to the retreat in a little more than three hours. at 8:00 a.m. our time st. mary's cathedral in san francisco will celebrate a mass of thanksgiving in on of the pope. the resignation takes effect at 1:00 this morning our time. stay with abc7 news for continuing coverage of the farewell to pope benedict with a special report live from vatican city at 7:45 this morning. >> pg&e is doubling investment in san francisco to address safety concerns and spending $1.2 billion part of the plan to prepare aging infrastructure in the city. this comes after what the head calls "rock bottom" for the utility. the national pipeline explosion that killed eight people and destroyed dozens of home in 2010. livermore police have arrested three teens in cyber bullying case connected to a woman known as the hummer mom. the 44-year-old mother was arrested for parole v
the vatican. but we want to head back to new york and get the rest of the top stories from natalie morales. >> good morning. it's a high-stakes game of chicken in washington with no end in site as $85 billion in budget cuts set to kick in friday. economists are calling for lawmakers to delay the cuts that slash federal programs including defense spending and unemployment benefits. >>> after weeks of partisan bickering, chuck hagel takes his oath of office today. the senate decided to confirm hagel after the gop shut down its filibuster. >>> some 100,000 homes and businesses are without power across the nation's mid section this morning after a winter storm battered residents from texas to kansas for a second time in less than a week. roofs collapsed across the region, under heavy snow killing one person in oklahoma. traffic accidents caused by icy road conditions killed two people in kansas and meantime in a texas panhandle, schools and major highways are closed yet again today. today we'll have much more with al on the forecast in just a moment. new images this morning of the deadly hot a
the vatican this morning, ahead the cardinals' shake up happening days before pope benedict xvi resignation. >> four people including two children are miss off bay area coast. the search efforts to 90 the boaters and bring them to safety. . >> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> we thank you for waking up early and joining us. >> right now we have developing news. the coast guard is everyoning the dark waters off the san mateo coast right now for two adults and two young children. the four disappeared after reporting their sailboat was sinking. now, live from the coast guard. >> as the sun comes up, the search will intensify for the four people, a mother and father, their four-year-old son, and his young cousin. they vanished yesterday about 4:30 in the afternoon when the boat started taking on water. they made an initial distress call to the coast guard. the coast guard was able to determine the boat was 65 miles off half moon bay. the 29' sailboat was sinking, and the electronics were failing and then they reported they had to abandon the vote which did not have an
what our hidden camera investigation reveals. >>> an emotional farewell. to vatican city for the pope's final words before he steps down. ♪ secondhand smoke affects everyone's health. it's not just irritating. it can cause heart disease and even death. speak up about secondhand smoke. your health and the health of your family depend on it. >>> was she out of line or was she fired unfairly? a group of parents are coming to the defense of a popular gymnastics teacher suddenly fired. >> joe rosato jr. shows us what parents are doing to try and get her job back. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: one of the few people who is flattered when someone says she is acting like a kid. so it's fitting that for the last five years she's taught jim nass particulars to preschoolers. >> we just encourage preschool kids to love movement. >> reporter: just two weeks ago she was thrown to the mat. she was suddenly fired from the city run program. >> basically there was a letter of complaint that came in at the end of january from an unhappy pare parent, so i have to assume that was the reason i was fire
. >> developing stores were following out of a vatican city this morning. the vatican says pope benedict the 16th will resign on february 28th. his path to spacy began in 2005. >> last year the pope started using a cane on occasions and recently he appear to have trouble reading part of an address he delivered in rome. this reportedly only the second time head of catholic church has stepped down and according to reports, it comes off as a surprise. >> topping our news here in california, the manhunt continues to refuse it x capris dorner . >> police are searching the southern california mountains near big bear this morning and they are uping the ante . the reward for information leading to dornberd arrest has now risen to a million dollars. casey wian has the latest. >> monday morning when i came in and open the shops one of the employes went to throw away the trash he came back with a clipped a magazine full of bullets. also a belt and a helmet. >> he brought it to me. i asked him where did he find it. he said in a back the luster. >> he reportedly found it when he was walking across the streets
the world, matt. >> it's the middle of the afternoon, claudio, there in vatican city. s it he a place where tourists and pilgrims gather on a daily bases. any idea the reaction of the people among the street or in the plaza? >> reporter: oh, yeah. we spoke to a number of people here. they saw all of the cameras charging over them. they were there to visit st. peter's square on a quiet monday morning as the tourists do here. they asked us what is going on. nobody really got the news. when they told them pope benedict xvi was redesignisignry didn't know. actually, he can, but obviously, no pope has done that for 700 years. so no wonder people are aware of that. for now on that may change the course of the catholic church in the future as well as pope benedict xvi is setting an example. if you don't have the strength to carry on let someone younger and more strength to carry on the mission. >> it certainly is a monument ool announcement. claudio, thank you very much. >>> this morning we spoke with greg burke the senior communication adviser to the holy see in rome. we began by asking him how m
heads into retirement. how this could have a major impact on the embattled vatican bank. >>> good morning. if you are driving on 24 westbound between walnut creek and oakland very nice looking drive. >>> welcome back. new this morning the pope just approved one of his last major appointments as the pope. he named a german lawyer to become the new head of the vatican bank. he was described by the pontiff as a man with solid financial and catholic credentials. that announcement ends a nine month search after the former head of the vatican bank was removed for what officials called incompetence. >>> the mayor of san diego will pay back $2 million. her husband the founder of jack in the box died in 1994. in 2001 she says she started to gamble heavily and borrowed money from her husband's foundation. her lawyer says a medical condition effected her ability to make good judgments. >> there was a tumor growing in her brain in the centers of the brain that effect and control logic, reasoning, and most importantly judgment. >> now according to court documents she won more than $1 billion i
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.com. >> at the vatican, unchartered waters are navigated by the catholic church, a massive crowd gathered in st. peter's square for pope benedict's final public audience this morning before the resignation becomes official tomorrow. we are covering it all from rome for you. >> good morning. it was absolutely a historic day in rome. 600 years since the last pope decided to say goodbye and that is what pope benedict did telling 100,000 people that the church had joy and light but he also admitted it has had difficult times. >> the final audience and farewell to the faithful, pope benedict xvi last public speech. never he has had such a big crowd. >> the church has had joy and light, he says. it also has had difficult moments. the crowd arrived from all over the world. three students from santa barbara were there. >> such a monumental time. no pope has resigned the way he has done. it is something we have to see. >> tomorrow, pope benedict will retire to rare and meditation, and this will be captured live by 26 vatican cameras. the spectators are full of devotion but pope poe leaves behind a catholic chu
is good. thank you. >> green is good. >> thanks, liz. >>> the vatican is now answering a couple of lingering questions about this week's retirement of pope benedict xvi. benedict will be known as the emeritus pope and will continue to wear white. as for the upcoming conclave to choose the pope as replacement, los angeles cardinal roger mahony plans to attendee spite allegations he covered up sexual abuse involving clergy. former san francisco archbishop stands by mahoney. >> i believe he should at the conclave and i'm glad to see that he has left and look forward to seeing him there. >> more than 100 cardinals will gather at the vatican starting on thursday. >>> italy's government could have a hard time reaching agreement on the eurozone debt crisis and other issues. no party won a majority in the senate. the political chaos in italy and anxiety over the federal spending cuts took a toll on wall street yesterday. the dow had its biggest one-day drop since november 7. >>> investors will be listening closely to fed chief fed chairman ben bernan
this morning. why parishioners are shocked but vatican insiders might not be. >> reporter: and bay area target thieves are targeting freeway metering lights. how this trend could be adding to your commute when "mornings on 2" continues. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] what's the point of an epa estimated 42 miles per gallon if the miles aren't interesting? the lexus ct hybrid. this is the pursuit of perfection. has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> welcome back. i'm tori campbell. >> i'm dave clark. >>> breaking news from the vatican. the pope is resigning. ktvu's tara moriarty joining us live from san francisco with more whoop was behind this morning a historic announcement. tara? >> reporter: well, some say it's bad timing with easter coming up so close. this is really the spiritual time for catholic
and applause ] >> the pope hel his final general audience at the vatican. he waved from the crowd from the pope mobile and kissed the forehead of several lucky babies. he recalled moments of joy and life of pope while facing great pain. >> i continue for prayers, i ask each of you to pray for me and the new pope. >> he thanked everyone for respecting his decision to step down and to also pray for the cardinals who have the enormous responsibility of picking the new pope. again, they hope to do that by holy week, march 24th. >> can you imagine being there for that? >> that would be amazing. >>> sal's back. he's watching the roads. you are watching bridges, too. >> that's right. we are and the bridges are getting more crowded. this is the peak of the commute. the traffic continues to get busier as we get closer to the 7:30 and 8:00 portion of our commute. let's go outside and take a look at highway 4 westbound you can see traffic is busier than it was. we've been watching it rather closely. we don't have any major problems in this area. but we do have slow traffic. also the morning commute is goi
. the vatican announced today the pope is resigning. pope benedict the 16th says his advanced age and deteriorating health in the past few months as in the month. >> the manhunt for the former l.a. cop accused of killing three people continues this morning. the latest on the search for christopher dorner , straight ahead. today we are around the seasonal average. the warming trend for all locations will be for the next couple of days. thursday into friday temperatures will be flirting with the 70 degree mark. >> i will look to your 7 day around the bay in my next report. >> not tracking any hot spot good conditions around the bay area here is the bay bridge. and my would ba a moderp with 16 minute drive times. >> the commute looks good for your ride on the peninsula and for the north bay. mark. >> the big announcement coming from the vatican announcing the pope is resigning. pope benedictus extinct says his advanced age in deteriorating health in the past few months contributed to his decision to step aside at the end of the month. >> this is an historic move. the last zero to res
and the sisters and the nuns. >> the pope will resign february 28. the vatican hopes to have the next pope joined by easter. >> there is an merge meeting in response to north korea's latest nuclear test. the closed door meeting will begin at 6:00 our time. the north korea said they detonated a nuclear device at a test site. at the same time, an earthquake was detected in the area with a magnitude between 4.9 and 5.2. nato is calling the test irresponsible and a vie haitian of u.n. security council actions^. >> president obama will give his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on frid
on the vatican has been remodeled. >>> there's new hope for thousands of americans with a specific form of vision loss. the fda has approved the first-ever artificial eye fitted on a pair of glasses. the bionic eye, is approved for people with retinitis pigme pigmentosa. allows to see safely to navigate a room and perform other tasks. >>> it's not mom and dad's medicine cabinet anymore. teens are scoring prescription drugs like vicodin and xanax the old-fashioned way. pill mills are popping up with alarming frequency and with deadly consequences. >> just a sweet boy. >> reporter: he was just 21. >> it's so hard. >> reporter: when joey rivero visited an orange county doctor and walked out with prescriptions for painkillers. >> nine days later, joey was dead. >> reporter: it was a few months before he was set to graduate from arizona state. the coroner found a cocktail of oxycontin, xanax and other pills in his system. >> he should never have had those medications prescribed to him. >> reporter: the doctor he saw is behind bars on $3 million bail, facing three counts of second-degree murder, for re
include the cover-up of the gay conclave. the vatican has denied these rumors. >> it will feel real good this weekend at all week long leading up to the weekend it will feel fantastic with temperatures in the mid-60s and steadily warming as we head for the coming weekend. something to look forward to. we will be right back. =dj >> we are back. it was hollywood's biggest night of the year. nisjelle turner's shows us who won big a kick at rewards common shares of a the other high point of the night. >> michelle obama presented the oscar to the film of the year. >> and the oscar goes to our argo . >> life o fpi one the most oscars including best director. >> life of pi. >> he paid one of the greatest presidents in history and daniel day-lewis made history of is on becoming the first male actor to win three oscars. >> i am so grateful to this account for this honor. >> everyone was on their feet when silver linings playbook won for best as actor. >> said macfarlane struck a cheeky some from the beginning dduring stars and poking fun of himself in a visit from captain kirk music was the them
was arrested. >> at vatican city huge crowds are leaving st. support's square after the pope benedict completed the final public appearance, a live look at the seen and the crowd is still there, some 50,000 tickets were requested for his final class but it is estimated the crowd could be as large as 200,000 packing into streets and buildings. it was a triumphant farewell for the pope would made rounds through the square in the popemobile as the crowds cheered carrying banners thanking the propose. the appointment he has kept to teach the world about the catholic faith. he will step down tomorrow as the first pope to resign in nearly 600 years. stay with abc7 and abc news for continuing coverage of the farewell to pope benedict coming up at 5:00 a.m. we will take you live to rome and we will update you on any developments dug owe newscast and on twitter. >> it could be testy at the apple shareholders annual meeting this morning with share prices falling sharply from the more than 700 a fair it commanded last fall. will c.e.o. may have to address a legal battle for apple to distribute more of the
jammed st. support's square outside the vatican yesterday to attend the next-to-last weekly blessing. he will retire a week from thursday. the cardinals meet for a conclave to elect a new pope before easter. >> the white house leaked details of a plan to overhaul the immigration system and deal with the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants here. the white house says president obama wants to be prepared in case a small bipartisan group of senators fails to come up with reform plan. the administration is weighing an option to allow immigrants to become legal residents in eight years. some children are undocumented immigrants in the bay area talked to us about it. >> my dad, to not be scared, because my dad is scared. >> some say the plan's big of the problem is it doesn't guarantee a pathway to citizenship or adequately deal with future immigrants. senator rubio who is working on a senate plan says the president's plan if proposed would be dead on arrival. >> the coast guard plans to interview more people who were on a ferry that collided with a small boat in san francisco bay last
-- vatican new details on selecting the pope. the cardinals will be summoned to the vatican on friday, with the first official meeting on monday to decide when to hold a conclave to select a new pope. we learned that pope benedict will keep the title of "his holiness" after he resigns. >> a top superintendent valley c.e.o. and former republican candidate for government is changing her position on same-sex marriage. h.p. c.e.o. whitman is saying proposition eight in california should be overturned. "new york times" reports that whitman signed a legal brief urging gay people have a constitutional right to marriage. she supported proposition 8 during the campaign if governor in 2010. other prominent republicans who signed the brief that will go to the supreme court include former presidential candidate huntsman, former new jersey governor whitman, and former massachusetts governors weld and swift. the supreme court is set to hear arguments on whether proposition eight is constitutional next month. >> from egypt, 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed in on
now, we will move on to the developing news from oakland or new developments from the vatican. we have learned new details of the efforts to select a new pope, the details are the dean of the college will summon the cardinals to the vatican on friday, a day after the pope officially steps down and the cardinals first official meeting is held monday, march 4, and we have elevenned that pope benedict will keep the title of his holiness after he resigned. in egypt this morning, at least 18 foreign tourists are confirmed dead after a hot air balloon crashed in the waste tourism accidents in the history of the country. a bay area man took these photos before the crash. he says he was in another balloon when it happened. according to officials this was a fire and an explosion before the balloon plunged several hundred feet from the sky. residents of japan, france, and britain are among the dead. >> several schools are canceling student trips to south america after a young bay area couple disappeared while traveling through peru. jamie neal and gator hand were on a south american bicycle tour
to low 50s. >> new, the vatican is rushing to select a replacement for the pope. the 85-year-old announced he will step down at the end of the month. the vatican is now racing the possibility that cardinals from across the world could gather as soon as march 15th for the election. a date for the earliest possible under current rules would require a 15 to 20 day waiting period. >> one man sunday arrest and charged with the murders of two coast guard employees. james michael wells is a accused of killing the two men at the coast guard station. this is just off the coast of alaska. wells also from the island was arrested yesterday. no further details ability the investigation. >>> two 5th graders facing charges for allegedly plotting to kill a classmate. court documents reveal they brought a gun and knife to school in washington. they reportedly targeted a girl who made fun of them. police say one of them planned to kill her with the knife while the other used the gun to keep people away. the boys due back in court next week. >> overnight lawmakers in colorado preliminary, ap
. tall weighing 180 lbs.. >> with just two days until he officially retires, the vatican says the pope benedict the 16th will keep the title as his holiness and will be called pontiffs emeritus . benedictus surprise the world when he announced earlier this month that he would retire effective on thursday. the catholic church is cardinal will meet at the vatican to collect a successor. they're trying to hold a conclave before march 15th, with the hope that a new pope can be chosen before march 17th. it or to have a pope in place for the holy week leading up to easter march 31st. >> watching gas prices this morning as they continue to rise, ever so slightly all across the nation. the national average is $3.78 a gallon. the state of california average is $4.23 a gallon. in san francisco $4.25. in oakland $4.17. in san jose $4.18 said. >> it is 736 cenow we will be back with more in a couple of minutes. a lot of sunshine at the golden gate bridge. it will get more beautiful. get out and enjoy that by all means if you can. we will be right back. get whatever you want, baby. hmm. let's just
technology and impose tighter sanctions against north korea. >> new this morning. the vatican converged of benedictus 16 his heahit his hed during his trip to mexico last month. they say the injury did not play a relevant role in his decision to resign. >> a vatican spokesman says the poke his head was bleeding when he got up in the middle of the night at leon, mexico. the vatican newspaper reporters earlier this week that the pope decided to resign after that trip. >> mississippi topped the list of most religious state once again. that is according to a new gallup poll. >> the survey found that 58 percent of the city residents consider themselves very religious. you talk and alabama tied for second in the poll with 56 percent. the the last religious state was vermont. california fell in the middle of the list. with 3.45% california's described as very religious. >> in the car will ship tryout is headed toward mobile, alabama appeared they had been stranded for a week. >> the ship is 900 ft.. all the passengers are waiting. it was so hot the passengers were sleeping on the deck because
story tonight-- a new controversy is rocking the vatican in benedict the 16th's final days as pope. a report. first published in the rome daily details an investigation by three cardinals into a network of gay priests that were blackmailed by a group of male prostitutes. it also contains information on financial wrongdoing within the vatican. the vatican responded by saying the story is an attempt to use public opinion to influence the cardinal's decision in the upcoming new pope election. >> a class action civil trial stemming from the b-p oil disaster gets underway today court. the 20-10 oil rig explosion killed 11 people. and millions of gallons of oil polluted the gulf of mexico. the trial has been divided into two phases. phase one will focus on the actions that led up to the explosion. phase two will determine the financial penalties bp and others will face for violating the clean water act. and the natural resource damage assessment. almost 60 lawyers in all will fill the courtroom. >> the white house turning up the heat on congress today with a state by state breakdown of w
in vatican city. pope benedictus the 16th is in the final hours of his tenure. we will have a live report coming up in just a bit. >> first let us to update on weather and traffic. we will begin with the forecast spirit erica, good morning. >> good morning james it is a warmer start to the morning than yesterday's. yesterday's we were at the freezing mark was of the '20s and vallejo. but the case today 45 in fairfield. upper '40's and san francisco. oakland waking up to 52. >> a warming trend will continue into the afternoon. i will talk about how warmer with it in my next report. >> good morning george. >> good morning erica we're monitoring a light ride around the bay no hot spot this morning. a quick bridge check and a look at the bay bridge westbound. >> you will find for the bay area light traffic for 580 and highway 4 in the west bound direction. there is a quick commute check. light for the south bay peninsula and north bay ride spirit and the south bay there is an accident near summit it is on 17 and the north bound direction. >> thank you george. a city in shock after two officer
of reflection and prayer in a monastery. it sounds like the vatican will move very quickly to pick a new pope. it could happen by easter. it's so rare for one to step down- the vatican isn't even sure what to call benedict maybe "bishop emeritus of rome." >> at this time tomorrow. president obama will deliver his first state of the union kron4's dan kerman has a preview of some controversial topics he's expected to discuss. >> reporter: the president is expected to discuss the need to release the debt ceiling and gun-control is another key reason. since we expect him to continue his requirement for background checks. victims themselves have been in fight did and in the house gallery. in fact, the family of the chicago teenager will sit with the first lady. and if the economy could not teach your interest? they're also expected to speak about immigration reform. a pathway of citizenship for all leavened illegal 11--11 illegal immigrants 11 million -- illegal immigrants. and to pare down the amount of troops in afghanistan. dan kerman, kron 4. >> and a reminder, you can watch the president's s
the vatican's plans to elect a new pope in the wake of pope benedict's surprise decision to retire at the end of the month. rich richard engel is live in the vatican city. >> reporter: it's an act of humility and encourage to make way for a younger man. 24 hours later there's still shock in the vatican city. >> shocked. disappointed. sad. >> reporter: this morning roman catholics, tourists, even some church officials wondered if this can be a moment to revitalize the church after pope benedict xvi's unexpected decision to step down. >> personally i didn't agree with a lot of the things he believed and prepared. >> this will bring change for the church. >> reporter: in making his announcement the 85-year-old pontiff who has been looking frail asked for forgiveness. i have to recognize my incapacity to adequately fulfill the min nus stri entrusted to me he told a gathering of cardinals in latin saying his advanced age forced the decision. just hours later these images circulated around the world. these are unusual times for the vatican. the last time a pope abdicated under similar circumstances
down as the head of the catholic church. >> daughter is a faithful flooded to the vatican today to see the pope. he thanked them in several languages and said he does not have the strength required to carry on. >> the vatican insisted no serious medical ailment was behind decision, though he had meant for the first time that the pope has had a pacemaker for years, and recently had the batterers replaced. kennedy also celebrate and ash wednesday mass marking the beginning thelent. >> coming oup on the kron 4 morning news pittsburgh police i'm is getting an overnight officer of shooting. a live report is coming up at 5:31 a.m.. burgeon america is offering a new nonstop service out of san francisco that at 5:40 a.m.. plus, a bay area surgeon that the sec charges--sex charges surgeon that the sec charges--sex charges involving a miwell, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all w
have complained to the vatican alleging that o'brien acted inappropriately towards them. o'brien plans to skip the conclave to elect a new pope and that conclave will start soon. today pope benedict issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. >>> and in cuba president raoul castro has accepted a new term but says this will be his last. the 81-year-old castro announced yesterday he will step down from power in 2018. he named miguel diaz-canel as his top lieutenant and possible successor. raoul castro has led cuba since 2006 when he replaced his ailing brother fidel. fidel castro had ruled cuba since the 1959 revolution. >>> members of congress have to it had the floor running today. time to get back to work on capitol hill. they are back from vacation this morning with just four days to find some sort of way to avoid the dreaded sequester. if a budget agreement is not reached by thursday, $85 billion in federal budget cuts will automatically kick in. >> in terms of the democrats' plan, it seems like the first thing th
to the vatican alleging o'brien acted inappropriately towards them. he will skip the conclave to elect the new pope next month. the conclave will start soon. today pope benedict issued a change in the rules to get around the usual 15-day delay. >>> east bay authorities are telling their version of why mc hammer was arrested. the alameda county sheriff says the car hammer was in had expired tags and belonged to another person. hammer reportedly reacted angrily to a request for proof of ownership and refused to step out of the car. he was arrested thursday in dublin for obstructing a police officer. hammer says he was racially profiled. >>> plenty of new tips about investigators about the prime minister suspect in the las vegas strip shooting. police are looking for 26-year- old ammar harris. they say he shot and killed aspiring rapper kenneth cherry who was an oakland native. ever since harris was identified as the prime suspect, tips have been pouring in. police found his range rover over the weekend. >>> a man who managed to fight off an armed robbe
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